• No School - Winter Break - Dec.22 - Jan.2
  • No School-Thanksgiving Break - Nov. 24-Nov. 28
  • HS/JHS Orchestra Concert - Dec.15 at 7 pm
  • End of 2nd Quarter - Jan. 13
  • HS Choir Concert- Nov. 30 at 7pm
  • HS Band Concert - Dec. 14 at 7pm
  • No School - Thanksgiving Break - Nov. 24-28
The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Leaf

The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Leaf

The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Leaf

Patrick Shepherd: Staff Writer

Patrick Shepherd, Staff Writer

 

I'm Patrick Shepherd, a 12th grader and newcomer to Journalism & The Leaf. In the past I was in the Aves News Network, working on the Video Announcements (I assembled the iCarly/Drake & Josh intros from last year, for example). However, that class is no longer running, and since my love of film and creation remains, I discovered The Leaf provided another great opportunity to broaden my experience further.

I've always enjoyed making films, and I push myself to ridiculous levels of quality. I spend hours on one-minute Flipgrids. I polish 10-point assignments to TV quality. I spend more time writing the script than most groups spend creating the whole project. And all for no other reason than the fact that I enjoy it. I look for every opportunity to overdo class projects, which paid off as early as 4th grade; I submitted a film to a national competition in NY and it made it to the state level. So when you see a video made by this program from now on, there's a very good chance I had a hand in its creation.

Beyond Journalism, I run for the Cross Country and Track & field teams and have been since Jr High. As well, I have a passionate love for cars, and the mere presence of a motor vehicle always brightens my day. I also have a broad interest in various random subjects including but not limited to Orbital Mechanics and Space News, Natural Disasters & Meteorology, and American Law. Beyond that, my free time is generally filled with combinations of Youtube and Video Games.

I can't wait to work on projects here and to see what we create. This final year is shaping up to be a great one!

 

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